Decision details

Portsmouth Micromobility Operations

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


1.    Approved the renewal of the Vehicle Special Order (VSO) for Portsmouth's rental e-scooter trial until 31 May 2026, in accordance with the DfT's new end date for its national trials.


2.    Approved the extension of Voi's contract to operate the rental e-scooter scheme by one month, from its current expiration date of 31 May 2024 to 30 June 2024, to align its end date with that of Beryl's current operating contract for bike share;


3.    Approved Portsmouth City Council leading a Solent Transport procurement to select a sole micromobility operator for all existing Solent schemes from summer 2024 onwards;


4.    Delegated authority to the Assistant Director of Economy, Planning and Transport to continue to implement the rental e-scooter trial within the parameters established by the VSO and DfT until 31 May 2026, and, in consultation with the Assistant Director for Procurement, and the Cabinet Member for Transport and Opposition spokespersons, for Portsmouth City Council to award and enter into an operating contract with the highest scoring tenderer identified through Solent Transport's procurement.


Report author: Gareth James

Publication date: 30/01/2024

Date of decision: 30/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Cabinet Member for Transport

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